When Good Intentions Are No Longer Enough

Jan 13, 2010, 09:00 ET from Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County

Conference Highlights Public Outcry for Proof of Results in Human Services.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human services are no longer just about heart -- they are about results, bottom lines, return on investment.  Have a good program?  Prove it. Want to know how? Come to Florida in February.

Many of the nation's top experts will bring their research-based views and assessments on how to use and grow programs and services that are turning the tide in the fields of early childhood, youth development, juvenile justice, substance abuse, mental health, teen pregnancy and violence prevention to Palm Beach County, FL, February 25 and 26.

The conference, Evidence-Based Programs: Lasting Impacts goes beyond programs and practices to deal with the day-to-day issues of accountability, resources and costs. And it addresses tough questions, like return on investment and cost benefits.

The conference targets local, state and national policy makers, community service providers, advocates and social service agency leaders. It's sure to be an eye-opener for those considering evidence-based practices for their programs.

With 18 breakout sessions, the conference brings together some of the most highly regarded keynotes on the subjects, including Jim Mayer, Del Elliott, Steve Aos, Sid Gardner, Jon Baron, Gail Christopher and Alan Brown.

Early bird pricing is available through Jan. 29. A special hotel rate for attendees ends Feb. 1. For more information, visit http://www.cscpbc.org/evidence.

The conference is sponsored by Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County and hosted by Child Trends.

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County (CSC) is itself a unique organization. It is a special taxing district legislatively empowered to create a dedicated source of funding for children's services within the county.  It is one of nine such districts in Florida, the only place in the nation that has them.

It invests in research- and evidence-based primary prevention and early intervention programs and services that focus on maternal-child health; parent-child bonding; literacy and language development; and social and emotional wellness. The council's goals are that children are born healthy, free from abuse and neglect, eager and ready to learn when they enter kindergarten and thrive in quality afterschool programs.  

For more information about CSC, visit http://www.cscpbc.org .

SOURCE Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County